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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.

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News / Startups
Volantio closes $6M Series A round for flight optimization tech
By Kathryn Walson | September 30, 2022
Alaska Airlines, one of Volantio's longtime customers, participated in the round.... Read More
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News / Startups
Fetcherr partners with Azul Airlines to pilot pricing optimization system
By Jill Menze | September 29, 2022
Since incorporating Fetcherr’s technologies into its existing revenue management processes, Azul... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Skipper’s sales platform drives direct bookings for hotels
By Kathryn Walson | September 29, 2022
Skipper aims to give independent hotel owners the sales platform they need to compete with large... Read More
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News / Startups
Expedia Group launches new startup accelerator
By Jill Menze | September 28, 2022
Called Open World Accelerator, the initiative provides startups and small- and medium-size businesses... Read More
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News / Startups
Borrow A Boat targets U.S. growth with latest acquisition
By Mitra Sorrells | September 28, 2022
Borrow A Boat's acquisition of KellyBoat is its third this year and first in the United States.... Read More
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News / Startups
B2C versus B2B travel startup funding tells an interesting story
By Phocuswright | September 26, 2022
The share of B2C versus B2B funding has trended toward B2B companies for years, and in 2021 B2B... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripshifu connects experienced travelers with those seeking advice
By Kathryn Walson | September 26, 2022
The co-founders realized that people have the best travel experiences when they take recommendations... Read More
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News / Online
Japan’s TakeMe lands $1.8M to expand restaurant-reservation service
By Kathryn Walson | September 22, 2022
TakeMe connects with OTAs such as Klook, KKday and Meituan to link foreign tourists with restaurants... Read More
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News / Startups
Zartico raises $20M to help destinations make sense of visitor data
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2022
Founded in March 2020, Zartico has raised a total of $24.5 million and says it has more than 180... Read More
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News / Startups
Group travel planning startup TrovaTrip lands $15M to expand creator network
By Jill Menze | September 20, 2022
TrovaTrip – one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2022 – enables creators, such as Instagram... Read More
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July 11, 2022
4 critical T&E data points for high-growth companies to monitor
Monitoring some key data points can help travel and finance managers streamline their programs and... Read More
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March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
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March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More